Sunday, April 29, 2012

Junkologie Adventures: The Marina in Buffalo, MN

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The handsome couple above are the owners of The Marina in Buffalo, MN. Everything about their store is eye-catching, breath-taking, and bordering on heart-stopping!


As I continued on my journey through Buffalo's April sales, I came upon their well-appointed store. Let me show you what I mean...


Are you captivated my these two large industrial planters like I am?


Seriously massive and seriously cool!


Add an iron bed with white linens to a rustic fence backdrop, and what do you have? The perfect mix.


This Litchfield Ice Cream Co. container...with casters!...would be great as a statement piece in a room.


How about this rolling industrial step stool? I'll take one, please!

Sheryl's stylings combined with her husband's ingenuity make for a fabulous shopping experience! The vignettes in their store were truly amazing. I chatted with them forever about their store and the special way that they help out the community. I'll get more details on that and share that with you in the future!

This wraps up my adventures in Buffalo. Here are the places I made it to on my last trip:


The amazing part is that these are only a smattering of the shops there. Next time, I'll have to plan for spending more of my day there so that I can visit the rest! See the full list of Buffalo shops at:


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Thursday, April 26, 2012

Junkologie Adventures: Found Salvage in Rockford, MN

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What does it mean to be Found Salvage?


Think inspired.


Think industrial chic.


Think gorgeous displays.


Think ingenuity.


Think overscale.


Think unique.


Think "I want that."


Think furniture.


Think creative styling.


Think clever repurposes.


Think "Load it up!"


Think adorable!

Found Salvage is the style child of none other than the vivacious Ms. Angela! I totally have a junk crush on her and her store in Rockford, MN! Why? I tend to love everything about her style and stylings. This was the first time I had been able to visit her store, but now that I know where it is, she might have to keep me away with a stick...or a junk restraining order. :) Since I don't live nearby, I love when she posts photos of her store on the Found Salvage Facebook page. Hear that, Angela? Photos! Photos! We want more photos!


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Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Junkologie Adventures: Patina General in Buffalo, MN

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The occasional sale adventure in Buffalo, MN, continues!


After my stops at Second Hand RoseThis & ThatThe Porch & Atelier, and Kathie's Finds, the next stop on the trail was Patina General.


This sexy industrial table (with casters) had me at hello as I walked in the front door. Helllllooooo! In case you are wondering, yes, a table can be sexy. Especially one like this!


Spring was in full force here! Cuter than cute were these eggs!


Vintage muffin pans for a floral display. So simple that it's genius!


The frosting on the spring cupcake? This workbench with chalkboard drawers. What? Must have!

Meet Our ShopkeepersI was able to meet Cheryl, one of the co-owners of Patina General, while I was there. I also received an email from the other owner, Lora, a few days later. "Minnesota nice" does not begin to cover their how special they are. Seriously...look at their photo...they are like apple pie and sunshine!! They just make me smile! If you'd like to learn a little bit more about them, check out their bios.
I look forward to visiting Patina General again...a mix of inspiring smalls with larger industrial pieces makes Amy a happy junker. :)


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Sunday, April 22, 2012

Junkologie Adventures: Kathie's Finds in Buffalo, MN

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After my stops at Second Hand Rose, This & That, and The Porch & Atelier in Buffalo, MN, my next stop was Kathie's Finds...led by none other than Kathy herself...


While Kathy has been in the biz for a while, the Buffalo location is new. For your viewing pleasure, I snapped photos of some of the pieces that captured my industrial eye...


This amazing desk! Wish I had a spot for it!


Seriously! What? I can think of a million uses for these stacked wire baskets...on casters, to boot!


How about this metal shelf? Cool shape and great function!


Last, but not least, these striped pails caught my eye.


Love this little seal on the back side!

I will definitely be back, Kathy! In fact, I'm questioning whether I should have left these items in your store. However, my ideas are often grander than the size of my home! Anyone else have that issue?

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Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Junkologie Adventures: The Porch & Atelier in Buffalo, MN

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As my day of occasional sale-ing in Buffalo, MN, continued, my next stop was The Porch & Atelier. They do amazing upholstered projects there. I was quite smitten with this pair of chairs...


You can see that the sides and back are upholstered in a different fabric than the front. Lovely!


AND...they have a second story. As I headed down the stairs, I was greeted by tons of focused shoppers and an amazing variety of finds. This vintage locker room bench was a favorite crush of mine!


I didn't get a chance to speak with the owner, Teresa, this time around. She was super busy behind the counter getting everyone checked out! I simply ogled all the goods and dreamed of endless ways to incorporate their great items into my decor at WhisperWood Cottage.

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Second Hand Rose in Buffalo, MN
This & That in Buffalo, MN



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Monday, April 16, 2012

Junkologie Adventures: This & That in Buffalo, MN

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Don't you just love sidewalks like this? And with a sign that tells us exactly what to do? Shop. Shop. Shop. Just try and stop me! 


This is at the entrance of This & That...another occasional sale store right next door to Second Hand Rose in Buffalo, MN (featured in my last post). While waiting in the checkout line, I had a great chat with the customers and staff. Hi, girls! The fun, positive vibe in this store made my great day even better.


There were a few extra special pieces that caught my eye. I am always a fan of vintage metal lawn chairs. Kind of a fun mint color on this one. And I was completely enamored with the massive ice cream sign. It would be fabulous in a kitchen! They also had an amazing set of vintage patio furniture...in a pastel pink with original cushions. I would have gotten a photo, but there were so many shoppers enjoying its comfort! :)


I did make a purchase at This & That. This awesome 1950s era medical/dental cabinet is super cool. Why? It's in great condition and the lights turn on when you open the door. Brilliant! I have plans for this bad boy.

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